As President Donald Trump visits Israel, the local media is on extra high alert. As always, every reporter wants to be the one who interviews the leader of the free world, despite common knowledge that interviews with the president are scheduled in advance, and the president seldom gives interviews to local media outlets.
Thinking that he is the luckiest reporter in Israel, Arel Segal, was sure that Trump was willing to give him an interview while being on Airforce 1 while enroute to Israel from Saudi Arabia. Prior to the interview, his co-reporter was sceptic regarding the interview and the technical ability to actually conduct an interview from the plane, Segal claimed it was possible and the interview started.
The interview began fairly well with the reporter and the President exchanging formalities, but got out of hand after a few seconds during the third question. President Trump explained his desire to broker a peace deal and mentioned different ideas including one from an Israeli radical right winged public figure. At the end of the question the interview that lasted 90 seconds was terminated.
Turns out that the “president” was an impostor that had nothing to do with the official presidential delegation and was definitely not the President himself.
Segal later acknowledged the blunder and said that while he understood during the third answer that he was being played, he feared to confront the impostor and terminated the interview very politely stating that it was a very delicate situation and he was balancing between the fact that he was dealing with an impostor and the slim chance that it could have been the president and he didn’t want to risk US-Israel relations.
Listen to the Interview
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